That night, Andraste has (yet another) nightmare, and both she and Taman awaken to dementor-like spirits hovering over them. Weaponless and unarmored, the two make do with what they have; Taman uses his newfangled druid abilities and shifts into a lion, while Andraste manages to grab Branzencord and shoot the spirit attacking her, and though she hits it, the arrow goes through it and slams into the opposite wall
fire arrow + wooden wall = recipe for disaster.
Lion Taman, meanwhile, tries to get out of his room and into the hall. However, he soon learns that lions, in fact, do not have opposable thumbs, and therefore, cannot turn doorknobs or open doors, forcing him to attempt to instead destroy the door. He roars, waking up the rest of the party and alerting them to the attack.
Andraste attempts to shoot the spirit again, but her bowstring snaps again. She dodges the spirit’s attacks and runs out into the hall
thanks to her opposable thumbs and runs for her friends’ rooms. Alex is the first to wake up and come to her aid, healing her and attacking the spirit. Loghren is the next to help her. Despite her friends joining the fray, the spirit ignores them and continues to attack Andraste.
Meanwhile, Dawn goes to assist Taman, who has managed to finally break his door down, and one shots the damn thing in a burst of holy radiance. Loghren kills the one attacking Andraste, but she unfortunately remains weakened. Alex is completely unresponisve, and Loghren has to push him into his room. Back in Andraste’s room, the fire arrow in the wall has, predictably, caught fire, but Taman and Dawn are able to put it out before it causes too much damage.
The party decide to all sleep in Loghren’s room, in case it happens again. The party rests while a worried Dawn takes watch. The next morning, Andraste and Taman are looking like their normal selves, but Alex is still unresponsive. Taman, Andraste, and Loghren then go to the garrison to report to Hamas and Rordin about the attack After some heckling, they’re allowed in, and force themselves into a meeting. Thankfully, Rordin believes them and sends some of his men to investigate. Walton, on the other hand, is a bit more skeptical, though he listens to them. They return to the inn and have breakfast, but are approached by a dwarf, named Torgen, admiring Brazencord. He asks them to deliver a letter to his cousin, Norin Blackbelly, who works in the mines, and takes his leave. The party prepares to leave later in the day.